The FDIC is amending its deposit insurance assessment regulations to apply the community bank leverage ratio (CBLR) framework to the deposit insurance assessment system (CBLR Assessments final rule). The FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the Federal banking agencies) are considering, and are expected to adopt, a final rule that provides for a simple measure of capital adequacy for certain community banking organizations (CBLR final rule). The CBLR Assessments final rule: prices all insured depository institutions (IDIs) that elect to use the CBLR framework as small institutions; makes technical amendments to the FDIC’s assessment regulations to ensure that the assessment regulations continue to reference the prompt corrective action (PCA) regulations for the definitions of capital categories used in the deposit insurance assessment system; and clarifies that an IDI that elects to use the CBLR framework and also meets the definition of a custodial bank will have no change to its custodial bank deduction or reporting items required to calculate the deduction. The final rule does not make any changes to the FDIC’s assessment methodology for small or large institutions.
|Date proposed:||Feb. 8, 2019|
|Comments due date:||April 22, 2019|
|Final rule effective date:||Jan. 1, 2020|
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|Agency release:||Proposed Rulemaking to Revise the Deposit Insurance Assessment System to Apply the Community Bank Leverage Ratio Framework (Financial Institution Letter)|
|Related Reg Report item(s):||Proposal to apply CBLR framework to deposit insurance assessments noted in new FDIC letter|